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  • n. A member of an order of ascetic monks in parts of India
  • n. A monastery used by this order


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  • The fitness lover's heart sometimes yearns for the good, ancient brick-and-mortar strength systems - the old-fashioned 'akhara' and old-school, time-tested exercises.

    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Frontpage

  • Thomas Kelly This fierce-looking Sadhu from a Shaivite akhara, or militant sub-sect historically created to protect the scholarly sadhus, displays his sword and nag-phani, or serpent horn.

    Understanding the Sadhu's Mysteries

  • Niranjani akhara peshwai on 7th February 2010, Mahakumbh mela, Haridwar, India

    Matador Network

  • Added Mahant Hari Giri, general secretary, Akhara Parishad, "Sthiti ko dekhte huey, Juna akhara aage nahi badhey."

    The Times of India

  • As Juna akhara Mahamandaleshwar Pilot Baba's Innova reportedly manoeuvred the Lalpara bridge, the driver, say police sources, lost control and careened into the surging crowd, killing two women on the spot.

    The Times of India

  • Following the stampede, Juna akhara which was to lead the procession, decided to use their 'own' Bhairon ghat for the snan, and discontinued their procession to Har ki Paudi, said Vardhan.

    The Times of India

  • (Looking at the situation, Juna akhara didn't lead.)

    The Times of India

  • A dilapidated door separating the akhara from the outside world opens onto a small courtyard littered with unwashed utensils and gas stoves. : Breaking News

  • Some 125 trainees, many of whom live on the premises, follow Rao's strict regime, which begins before dawn with a long run on roads outside the akhara, followed by exercises and weight training. : Breaking News

  • In the centre is the sand and mud pit where boys train under the watchful eyes of chief coach Maha Singh Rao, who took charge of the akhara after Guru Hanuman's death. : Breaking News


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